Three Lebanese soldiers were killed in an ambush on an army patrol in the east of the country on Monday, local television stations reported. The attack occurred in the Bekaa Valley area, a stronghold of the Shiite Muslim militant movement Hezbollah, they said, adding that two soldiers were also seriously wounded. Last month, Lebanese soldiers killed a drugs baron travelling in a stolen car after he refused to stop at an army checkpoint in the Bekaa valley. The Lebanese army has often come under attack in the deeply divided country, which has witnessed a spate of killings against prominent anti-Syrian figures in recent years.